Don’t you just LOVE ghee? This guide features pictures from my 2nd time making homemade ghee; it’s very easy, so tasty, and nutritious!
If you don’t know, you’re probably wondering… “What is ghee?“. Ghee is a pure fat that has many benefits.
Aside from being a great oil to cook with due to virtually having no water or milk solids in it unlike butter, it has a very nice flavor–I call it popcorn butter!
It tastes so good with broccoli or squash or…pretty much anything!
Benefits of Ghee
Ghee is full of antioxidants and the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2. It is a good source of CLA and essential omega fatty acids.
It helps support healthy detox and of course is a great source of saturated fat and cholesterol, which is so necessary for proper brain development, and even hormone regulation/fertility.
It has a longer shelf life than butter, lasting for several months at room temperature and a year or more in the fridge! My house is very warm, often 80o or higher, so I do keep it in the fridge.
It would probably last forever but we go through it quicker than butter because we love the flavor so much. My son loves to eat it plain!
Making Ghee from Unsalted Butter
You can learn how to make ghee from unsalted butter at home with these easy steps. But first, you’ll need some additional supplies:
- Wood spoon
- Stainless steel fine mesh strainer
- Butter muslin
- Mason jar
I have a feeling I’ll be making ghee for years to come!
2020 Update: I still love to make and eat ghee. By the way, it’s great to have in in stock for hurricanes and other emergency situations, especially when you struggle with allergies.